College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Jill Hargis
Political Theory and Public Law
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
J.D., Harvard University
Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00pm,
Tu 2:00-3:00pm, W 10:00am-2:30pm
jehargis@cpp.edu
909-869-3882
94-303
Dr. Jill E. Hargis has studied the concept of the masses in relationship to democratic theory and practice in 20th century continental political thought, particularly in the work of Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Michel Foucault. More recently she is focusing her work on American political thought, including Thomas Jefferson, as well as contemporary environmental political theory.
Brady Collins
Public Administration
Ph.D., UCLA
M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Office Hours: M 1:00-3:00pm
bjcollins@cpp.edu
909-869-3573
94-374
Dr. Brady Collins received his Ph.D in Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Having spent several years as a policy advocate in the housing and labor movement in Los Angeles, much of his teaching and research is focused on Los Angeles, though he has also studied neighborhoods in Barcelona, Tokyo, and Shanghai. His areas of expertise are in community and economic development, civic engagement, ethnic enclaves, urban governance, and social capital. More generally, Brady’s research lies at the intersection of the spatial, sociocultural, and political aspects of urbanism, and seeks to forge new relationships between the built environment and local politics. He teaches courses on public administration, public policy, qualitative methods, and urban governance in Los Angeles.
Neil Chaturvedi
American Politics
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.A., University of California, Riverside
Office Hours: M 10:00-2:00pm
nschaturvedi@cpp.edu
909-869-3884
94-318
Dr. Neil Chaturvedi is a professor of political science with a focus on American politics. His research and teaching interests include Congress, the Presidency, elections and voting behavior, and race and ethnicity. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Religion and Politics, Politics Groups and Identities, and The Journal of Asian American Studies. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript focusing on the power dynamics in the United States Senate, arguing that despite conventional wisdom and political science logic, centrists in the Senate are more vulnerable than powerful.
Sandra Emerson
Public Administration & Methodology
Ph.D. & M.P.A., USC
B.A. & M.A., Temple University
Office Hours: M 11:00am-3:00pm
Tu 9:00am-2:00pm
smemerson@cpp.edu
909-869-3879
94-309
Dr. Sandra M. Emerson is director of Masters in Public Administration program for the political science department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In addition to having taught courses in public policy and public administration at CPP, the University of La Verne, and the University of Southern California, she has worked in this arena in both private and public sectors. She has been a program administrator for Medicare Part B, a consultant with Southern California Edison, and a budget and program analyst with the City of Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Charles Gossett, Interim MPA Director

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Charles Gossett
Public Administration
Ph.D. & M.A., Stanford University
B.A., Hope College
Office Hours: Tu 8:30am-12:00pm
W 9:00am-12:00pm
cwgossett@cpp.edu
909-869-3776
94-315
Dr. Charles Gossett is currently a visiting faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Cal Poly Pomona. He is a tenured faculty member at Sacramento State where he holds the rank of full Professor in the Department of Government and the Department of Public Policy & Administration. From 2002 until 2009 he served as chair of the Political Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Gossett teaches courses on American politics, African politics, and public administration. His research includes work gay politics at the state and local levels, public service motivation, and the impact of HIV/AIDS on politics and public administration in Africa.
Mario Guerrero
American Politics & Methodology
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., UCLA
Office Hours: M 12:00-4:15pm
Th 11:00am-1:00pm
F 10:30-11:30am
mag@cpp.edu
909-869-3885
94-316
Dr. Mario Guerrero teaches courses on American politics including the presidency, Congress, and elections. His research includes work on campaign finance, emerging communication technologies, and other facets of political behavior. Dr. Guerrero was named Outstanding Faculty Advisor for Cal Poly Pomona in 2016. In 2017, he is the Chair of the Undergraduate Faculty Advisory Committee and a RAND Faculty Leader Fellow. He has served as the President for the American Political Science Association's Latino Caucus and is a past Ford Foundation Fellow.
Lisa Nelson
Public Administration
Ph.D., Arizona State University
B.A., Brown University
Office Hours: Please email
lnelson@cpp.edu
909-869-4739
94-338
Dr. Lisa Nelson teaches in the undergraduate and MPA program, and for the Center for Regenerative Studies. She teaches courses in American and California government, public administration and public policy, and environmental sustainability for local government.
Robert Nyenhuis
Comparative Politics
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.A., University of Missouri
Office Hours: M 12:00-1:00pm
renyenhuis@cpp.edu
909-867-2713
94-376
Dr. Robert Nyenhuis is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Nyenhuis teaches courses on Comparative Politics and International Relations including Latin American Politics and US Foreign Policy. His research is forthcoming in the Bolivian Research Review and a volume on Electoral Courts in Latin America. He is currently working on a book manuscript on why Latin American voters vote for populist presidential candidates.
Renford Reese
Public Administration
Ph.D., USC
B.A. & M.P.P., Vanderbilt University
Office Hours: Tu 1:00-3:00pm
rrreese@cpp.edu
909-869-4665
94-311
Dr. Renford Reese's current teaching focus is on "NGOs and Social Service Outreach" and "Crime Politics". He is the faculty coordinator of two Study Abroad programs at Cal Poly Pomona. He is a regular guest columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. He is the author of nine books including: The Failed Experiment (2016), The Prison-to-School Pipeline (2016), Prison Race (2006), and American Paradox: Young Black Men (2004). He is the founder/director of the Prison Education Project, the Reintegration Academy for Parolees, and the Colorful Flags program. He was the recipient of the 2011 George P. Hart "Faculty of the Year" Award at Cal Poly Pomona. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, a Haynes Foundation Fellow, and a Pitzer College IGLAS Fellow.
Marc Scarcelli
International Relations
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., Purdue University
Office Hours: None for finals week
scarcelli@cpp.edu
909-869-4364
94-310
Dr. Marc Scarcelli joined the department in the fall of 2014, having previously served in faculty positions at Ohio University and Bowdoin College. He teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics, offering a broad range of security topics, from war and terrorism to ethnic conflict and other non-state security threats. His research focuses on ethnic conflict and modern civil wars. He also maintains a strong personal interest in matters of extreme poverty, stemming from his background on involvement with humanitarian development work in Haiti.
David Speak
Public Law, Political Theory, MPA
Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
B.A., UC Santa Cruz
Office Hours: Tu 9:00-11:30am
W 1:00-2:50pm
Th 8:00-9:00am
dmspeak@cpp.edu
909-869-3886
94-314
Dr. David M. Speak is the author of Living Law: The Transformation of American Jurisprudence in the Early Twentieth Century, and co-author (with Lewis Lipsitz) of two editions of a widely-adopted Intro American Government text, American Democracy. He was an early recipient of the George Hart Award for Faculty Leadership and has served as Chair of the Academic Senate.
Jing Wang
Public Administration
Ph.D., Arizona State University
B.A. & M.A., Zhejiang University
Office Hours: Please email
jingwang1@cpp.edu
909-869-3881
94-312
Dr. Jing Wang teaches courses in public administration. Her research interests include local government management, urban policy and politics, economic development, fiscal policy and financial management.
Kim Alm
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch)
kmalm@cpp.edu
909-869-3887
94-303
Kim Alm serves the political science department in the capacity of the main administrator and liasion for the faculty, students, and administration. It's difficult to imagine a day in the political science department without Kim as she is the person everyone calls when something needs to get done.

Adjunct Faculty

Name Email Office Phone Office Hours
Artour Aslanian aaslanian@cpp.edu 94-317 x5414 Tu 6:30-7:30pm
Luis Bohon lcbohon@cpp.edu 94-308 x3880 Tu 7:30am-12:00pm
Meredith Conroy mconroy@cpp.edu 94-307 x3878 M 2:30-3:50pm
Joshua Dean jgdean@cpp.edu 94-317 x5414 M 11:00am-3:00pm, Tu 9:00-11:00am, by appointment
Archie Delshad adelshad@cpp.edu 94-317 x5414 M 11:00am-1:00pm
Mary Anne Mendoza maryannem@cpp.edu 94-307 x3878 T 4:00-6:00pm
Raúl Sabado rcsabado@cpp.edu 94-308 x3880 M 5:30-6:00pm (in 5-262)
Christopher Stoughton csstoughton@cpp.edu 94-308 x3880 Th 3:30-4:30pm
Pinar Tremblay pktremblay@cpp.edu 94-374 x3573 M 7:30-11:30am
Demetrius Trokkos datrokkos@cpp.edu 94-374 x3573 M 2:30-3:50pm & F 10:30-11:30am

Emeritus Faculty

Name Email
Korey, John L. jlkorey@cpp.edu
Peterson, Ronald rmpeterson@cpp.edu
Silliman, G. Sidney gssilliman@cpp.edu
Vadi, Jose M. jmvadi@cpp.edu

Additional adjunct faculty and oversight members for the MPA program can be found at the MiPAAC page.

 

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